I decided not to go to the little park, a few blocks away, with the other NYC Urban Sketchers. I set up my stool on a corner bus stop, next to an overflowing fruit stand and sketched the equally overflowing fruit stand directly across the street. I had two gentlemen as company sitting next to me on a low storefront ledge. One of them told me fondly about his days in San Francisco in 1969.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush